Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pretty URL with Short IDs with CouchBase

Another question regarding CouchBase. From my understanding, when you add a new document with the 'ADD' command, if the document has a key which already presence in the bucket, the insertion will fail. This can be useful because I don't want to use GUID for some of my documents because they result in very long URLs, so with that enforcement, you can actually create a ID generator that will generate shorter IDs. If their is a collision, the insertion will fail and you can regenerate another ID and so on, until success.

Gibrish when inserting non-English string into CouchBase JSON document

When I put a non-English characters values as string into CouchBase I get gibrish:

"name": " ״§„ˆ״±Š״© …״×״±״¬… †״µˆ״µ …״¬״§†Š ״¥„‰ ",

Part of the ASP.NET code:

CouchBase 2.0 beta - Binary instead of JSON when storing data in ASP.NET [SOLVED]

Right now I am working with CouchBase and ASP.NET. CouchBase in my opinion is one of the best NoSQL solutions out there, and I've checked quite a few. The problem is that getting answers to questions is very hard, the forum has very little movement there, and even asking questions on stackoverflow doesn't yield fast answers.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Grantia data vs redis cloud - Question Raised?

I am looking into Grantia Data hosted Redis solution. However, I've searched the web and found a website that looks almost identical to the first one. Take a look and tell me what you think?


1. - is used for our Redis service
2. - is used for our Memcached service
3. - is used for providing general info on our company, and it also where we put our blog posts

Friday, October 26, 2012, Hosted Cassandra up to 10TB data Storage!

If you are searching for a scalalbe Cassandra hosted solution, you should probably take a look at the only hosted solution out there, I am personally very interested in what has to offer, although I am also checking on implementing Cassandra myself on Amazon AWS.

OrientDB - Auto Sharding coming soon?

On my quest to find an affordable way to scale database in the cloud, I find out about OrientDB. It seems like a super flexible DB NoSQL solution with ACID transactions, fast indexes, native SQL queries and much more.  The best thing about it is that its free!

More info about bluesyntax sharding solution for SQ Azure

I'm very interested in bluesyntax SQL Azure sharding management solution which I came across today. I've sent them a letter hopefully to get some answers about the product and if it can fits my app needs.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Windows as Tabs on a single Window - WindowsTabs great for developers

I am  currently working with MongoDB and Python. The problem is that I am watching a webinar and I have to work with several command prompt windows and that's a mass to switch and arrange several windows on the screen of my laptop computer. I've find out a great software called windowstabs, which enables you to group several windows under one windows and show each window as a tab, like it when you open new tabs in a browser!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

DIY Sharding solution with Amazon RDS and DynamoDB

I want to share with you a sharding strategy that I am working on. I want to be able to solve the sharding problem myself. I know that there are a lot of things to be taken care off, but I was building this strategy specific for my application.

MySQL BigInt ID Generation and Friendly URLs

On my quest to find the best way to generate a numerical BigInt id for my MySQL primary key rows for some of my tables. I don't want to rely on the internal clock. I DO care about how the URL of my site will look like look and I don't want to put GUID in the URL.